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David W Debruin

David W Debruin

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About Me

David deBruin is the Founding Member at The deBruin Firm LLC, a law firm principally located in Wilmington, Delaware. David is admitted to practice in Delaware, Pennsylvania and New Jersey. He has significant experience in effectively managing complex tort and commercial litigation. Mr. deBruin has represented clients at trial in state and federal courts in Delaware, Pennsylvania and New Jersey. For the last 10 years, David’s practice has been dedicated to representing victims of mesothelioma and their families. David was appointed Plaintiffs' Coordinating Counsel for the asbestos docket by the Superior Court in 2011 and still serves the Court in that role. Recognized by his peers and senior members of the legal community, David was named a "Rising Star” in the Philadelphia area by Super Lawyers magazine. David is a contributing member of the Editorial Board of IN RE: The Journal of the Delaware State Bar Association. He is also an active member of the Delaware Trial Lawyers Association and the Richard S. Rodney Inn of Court. Mr. deBruin holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Maryland and a Juris Doctor from Widener University School of Law.


Practice Areas

Licensed since 1998

  1. Litigation: 100%
    17 years

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Contact Info

The deBruin Firm LLC

407 N. King Street.
Suite. 440
Wilmington, DE, 19801



Professional Misconduct

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Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Pennsylvania Rising StarSuper Lawyers2005

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Founding Member, Attorney at LawThe deBruin Firm LLC2013 - Present
Director, Litigation DepartmentBifferato LLC, (formerly Bifferato, Gentilotti, Biden & Balick)2005 - 2013

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Richard S. Rodney American Inn of CourtN/A2009 - Present
Litigation Counsel of AmericaFellow2009 - Present
Delaware State Bar AssociationMember2006 - Present
Delaware Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2006 - Present
New Jersey Bar AssociationMember1999 - Present
Pennsylvania Bar AssociationMember1998 - Present

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Widener University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1998
University of MarylandN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1992

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
HarrisMartin's Delaware Asbestos ConferenceTrial Docketing and MMSEA Reporting Requirements2010
Mealey's Asbestos Conference: Advanced Trial StrategiesEpidemiology in a Brake Case2009
HarrisMartin's Delaware Asbestos Litigation ConferencePlaintiff Organization and Litigation Structure2009
Mealey's Emerging Trends in Asbestos Litigation ConferenceDelaware Asbestos Docket Update2008